There are about 70 car recyclers in the Switzerland. Discarded vehicles are drained first. Oils, fluids and fuels as well as batteries, tires, catalysts are removed and recycled. These substances do not belong to the ASR and make up 5-10% of the weight of the vehicle. Especially in accident vehicles, usable parts are expanded and offered for sale.
Draining and sale of spare parts:
21 of 70 car dismentlers are joined together in the AMIE (Association of official car collection holder of Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein). The car dismentlers perform the draining: engine and gear oils, more fluid as well as tires, batteries and catalysts are removed and disposed of in the manner. Pyrotechnic devices (airbag, seatbelt pretensioners) must be lit, or it can be expanded. Depending on the condition, vehicle model and inventory and demand, spare parts are developed, tested, and offered for sale.